• Miles of uncrowded white sandy beaches extend to the horizon, separating the clear blue ocean and undulating grass-covered dunes.

    Fire Island

    National Seashore New York

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Business Plan

Cover of Fire Island National Seashore Business Plan, Fiscal Year 2004.
Fire Island National Seashore's Business Plan provides a snapshot of park operations and funding for Fiscal Year 2004. Some recommendations within the means of the Seashore's current staffing and budget levels are being implemented.

The purpose of business planning in the National Park Service (NPS) is to improve the ability of parks to more clearly communicate their financial status with principal stakeholders, including Congress and the American public. Like any other organization, Fire Island National Seashore must account for funds allocated through Congressional appropriations.

This business plan helps communicate the park's financial status

1) by providing a synopsis of the park's funding history;

2) by providing a clear, detailed picture of the park's current park operations and funding; and

3) by outlining park priorities and funding strategies to improve its current situation.

Fire Island National Seashore's business plan uses the same methodology that is applied to other NPS units preparing business plans. The NPS goal is to integrate various management tools—including the Budget Cost Projection Model, Business Plans, Core Operations Analysis, and the Park Scorecard—to provide a more qualitative basis for decision-making.


You may view a copy of this booklet through the following links:

Did You Know?

View from the top of Fire Island Lighthouse, looking west over the narrow island to the inlet in the distance.

The first Fire Island Lighthouse was built in 1826 on the western end of the island. Today, Fire Island Inlet is more than 5 miles west of this foundation. More...